One of the best ways a professional can support their profession is by joining an association or organization.
In a 3–5 page paper address the following:
- Join a NP association at the local, state, national or international level. (join as a student)
- Discuss the mission and vision of this organization.
- Describe the requirements for membership.
- Explain at least five benefits to belonging to this organization.
- Demonstrate understanding of the advocacy efforts of this organization by answering the following:
- What are the current key issues of concern (name at least three)?
- What actions are being taken by this organization to address these concerns?
- What current legislative efforts are being done by this organization in one of the following areas:
- expanding the NP scope of practice
- NP regulation of practice
- Healthcare policy
- Payment issues
- Prescriptive privileges
- Reflect on how your membership to this organization can promote the NP profession.